If you’re thinking about some form of study abroad, you have two main options:

  • Study or work in another country as part of a UK degree, as part of an ERASMUS or other exchange, or as a sandwich year or work experience programme (sometimes referred to as “credit mobility”).
  • Studying an entire degree abroad (sometimes referred to as “diploma mobility”).

Advantages of study abroad could include:

  • the opportunity to learn another language and culture
  • additional skills and experience to help you gain employment afterwards
  • in some cases financial savings due to lower fees or cost of living
  • improved academic performance – according to some studies

If you want to study abroad, you will normally need to start researching possibilities 12-18 months in advance to allow sufficient time for making an application, completing any tests (including language tests) required, obtaining visas and finding funding. Your current college or sixth form may be able to support you with this.

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